Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Seoul Specialty Shops

Bringing new meaning to "category killer," many small Seoul stores sell only a sliver selection of a certain genre. "Oh, you want flat toothpicks? Those we do not have. Try next door."

If you need to stick something to something else, you've come to the right place. These folks know how to bond. But that's it. Find a nail elsewhere.


This proprietor is bucking the trend, but has now also run out of space to turn around. Pick a pair of pliers and specialize! Now we're talking (venting), these guys are all about ductwork.

Carpet? Nope, OUTDOOR carpet. Take your shag queries down the block.


The funniest block of stores (because you need to make sure you only sell one thing and also make sure you're selling it right next to a dozen more of the same store). The safety stores: cones, fire extinguishers, anything that's colored red and seems scary. The picture on the right is actually three different shops. It's a good strategy. If you can't find what you're looking for, there's no other place to look. Buy a cone, a vent and some astroturf already!

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